# Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study

## Abstract

We numerically examine the time-dependent properties of nonlinear bistable multilayer structures for constant wave illumination. We find that our system exhibits both steady-state and self-pulsing solutions. In the steady-state regime, we examine the dynamics of driving the system between different transmission states by injecting pulses, and we find optimal pulse parameters. We repeat this work for the case of a linear periodic system with a nonlinear impurity layer. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

- Authors:

- Ames Laboratory and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (United States)

- Publication Date:

- OSTI Identifier:
- 20216396

- Resource Type:
- Journal Article

- Journal Name:
- Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1063-651X

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; SWITCHES; KERR EFFECT; NONLINEAR OPTICS; ENERGY GAP; THEORETICAL DATA

### Citation Formats

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Lidorikis, E., and Soukoulis, C. M.
```*Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study*. United States: N. p., 2000.
Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.

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Lidorikis, E., & Soukoulis, C. M.
```*Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study*. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.

```
Lidorikis, E., and Soukoulis, C. M. Mon .
"Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825.
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@article{osti_20216396,
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title = {Pulse-driven switching in one-dimensional nonlinear photonic band gap materials: a numerical study},

author = {Lidorikis, E. and Soukoulis, C. M.},

abstractNote = {We numerically examine the time-dependent properties of nonlinear bistable multilayer structures for constant wave illumination. We find that our system exhibits both steady-state and self-pulsing solutions. In the steady-state regime, we examine the dynamics of driving the system between different transmission states by injecting pulses, and we find optimal pulse parameters. We repeat this work for the case of a linear periodic system with a nonlinear impurity layer. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.61.5825},

journal = {Physical Review. E, Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics},

issn = {1063-651X},

number = 5,

volume = 61,

place = {United States},

year = {2000},

month = {5}

}

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